I thought since this is the end of my first full calendar year of blogging, I’d look back at 2012 and remember some of my favorite pieces. This was initially just for my personal end of the year performance evaluation of myself, but I decided to share some links with you, because I’ve gained so many more readers who might be interested. In my second month of blogging last December, I was so fortunate to have a source come forward and give me the worldwide exclusive on Nene Leakes getting a gig on Glee. I was so excited to be the first to break the news! And then I got my first lesson on having my work stolen. No bueno! That gave me a new resolve for 2012 so if you are interested, come take a look back with me. Continue reading »
|One of the Dancers from
the Shamwari Drumming Scene
I am trying to watch this without getting my blood pressure up, but LAWD is it hard. Marlo Hampton is the poster child for the “Ugly American” traveler. She has absolutely no idea how to travel, or more importantly behave in public. While I appreciate she bought a book on etiquette to try to learn some basic table manners, but the first rule of etiquette is it is extremely impolite to discuss other people’s etiquette. Is Marlo on something that makes her run at the mouth all the time or is that just a natural personality flaw? Also, What the hell is wrong with her hair? If even mild-mannered Cynthia has to tell Marlo to shut up, then the girl has a problem.
The fight begins because Marlo goes off for not being invited to the party in Llandudno. With her behavior no one can blame Sheree for not inviting an annoying unstable convicted felon to a private party. Sheree starts pointing out that Marlo sleeps with 80 year old men for her money. A point that Marlo does not deny. They argue about whether or not Marlo’s sugar daddy is married. Marlo says he isn’t. I say the issue should be 80 year old penis. Because I just can’t get the wrinkly image of that out of my head; nor fathom why someone would um, er, ah, voluntarily, um, be exposed to such a thing. How bad do you really want a Birkin bag and some Loubs? I have got to get the visual of how Marlo makes her money out of my head. Also, did Marlo go after Sheree for the air mattresses on the floor? Had she seen the episode with the air mattresses already? I didn’t think anyone had been to Sheree’s “townhouse”. That was odd.
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|Cynthia is actually our best hope
for knowing how to behave on the trip
Cynthia seems to have a good attitude about the trip. She gets that the whole point of going to other countries is to experience new things and other cultures. She is also probably the only one who has been outside the southeast before appearing on the show.
Phaedra who was instructed to refer to Marlo as a socialite by Bravo earlier in the season, now seems to be saying she doesn’t even know Marlo now that her violent offender record has been made public. I hope she hires lots of nannies to take care of that baby. Nary a mention of her BFF the Vice President of Ghana.